Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 8: MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY

Rochester gets into the holiday spirit early with our Spotlight Screening of Make the Yuletide Gay, a very funny and sometimes over-the-top romp about coming out and familial acceptance. This film has been playing to packed festival audiences and inducing many laugh-out-loud moments. I'm very excited that filmmaker Rob Williams will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. Even though we have sold out on advance tickets for this show, try the RUSH line tonight and join us for a jolly evening.

32 comments:

Todd P. said...

At the request of Michael Hardy I am wearing my best X-mas Argyle sweater to the screening of MTYG. Whose bringing the oversized candy canes?

Woody said...

Wow.. This was a touching film, with a lot of positive moments in it. Teh actors did a great job of making you feel for both of the guys as they struggle with the issue of being out to their families, and how it's changed their relationship with their parents. The setting made it all the more comical, and the one-line jokes, innuendo, and crazy family antics made it all the better. This is a great coming-out film, out on DVD just in time for the holidays. :)

Rob Williams said...

Thanks to everyone who came out to see "Make The Yuletide Gay"! I appreciate the support and the great feedback we received, and I'm having a great time in Rochester!

Rob Williams
director of "Make The Yuletide Gay"

Stefan said...

I am going to get the DVD because my sister has to see this film.

I can also say, finally a comedy! ImageOut has been showing a lot of great films this year but sooooo many tear jerkers...

I love the double entendres like "a man loves meat in his mouth" etc.

I loved being able to say "hi" to the director at the end and aks him a few questions. Now, if only we could have brought Adamo Ruggiero here as well... ;)and the other guy ("Olaf") too...

KaeLyn said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Michael G said...

@Stefan - See what happens when you miss a couple of days at ImageOut? You missed some amazing comedies on Tuesday and Wednesday!

@Rob - Thanks for a wonderful Q&A!

Rob Williams said...

Here's a link to buy MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY on DVD from Amazon.com (it comes out November 10):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PCVLWW?ie=UTF8&tag=guesthousefil-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002PCVLWW

Enjoy!

Bob said...

Hi Rob,

I wanted you to know that I came home from seeing your wonderful film,and went immediately to Amazon and ordered it. I have a group of friends in Toronto, and they'll love seeing it when we have one of our occasional "movie nights" closer to the Holidays.

Michael G said...

Wow. For the first time in my time as a volunteer for ImageOut, we've turned people away from a screening as the theater was packed to capacity. I think the youth appeal and the jolly holiday message really attracted ticket buyers.

Great Q&A with director Rob Williams!

While the film got mostly excellent and good votes, it did earn a few poor ratings as some people thought it was too corny and cliched.

Anonymous said...

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Some cute lines but the script and the acting were cliched and many of the jokes fell flat. The father's routine got old easily. But the music was enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

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Poor movie - leaden, wooden, trite, banal, and pedestrian.

Anonymous said...

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Sweet tale by end. But why so corny? Too many cliches.

Anonymous said...

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The movie was funny but didn't like the stoner dad. It was a bit predictable. Enjoyed the acting by the ones playing Anya and Gunn.

Anonymous said...

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Very cliched but I still enjoyed it. I like a positive message no matter how corny.

Anonymous said...

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Very sweet film.

Anonymous said...

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Enjoyed it. Lots of fun. Touching.

Anonymous said...

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Good film. But sound quality was shaky. Dialogue was a bit innuendo heavy.

Michael's note:
The digibeta films that played at the Cinema had sound issues because of the equipment setup there. We'll have to look into this for next year.

Anonymous said...

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Humorous, a bit silly sometimes. But worth seeing a feel-good movie.

Anonymous said...

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Very funny. Great cast. Writer/Director talk after the film was very enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

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Great movie. Give them a prize!

Anonymous said...

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Excellent movie. Very funny. This is what xmas is all about!

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from T.W.:
Wonderful! Should show it twice! LOL

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from R.G.:
Was a great film. Professionally done. Should be in theaters everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from J.C.:
- An excellent production!
- An enjoyable family movie that should be presented to young people (teens --> 20s)
- Enjoyed the actors very much

Anonymous said...

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This is my new favorite Christmas movie.

Anonymous said...

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Pure delight. The script was such fun. Good acting. So well cast. Just terrific.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from B.R.:
This movie was hilarious and shows the acceptance needed in the world today.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from B.B.:
Joyously important. A bit ageist.

Anonymous said...

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Funny, good clean fun. I'll get the DVD.

Anonymous said...

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Slow in the middle but overall excellent.

Anonymous said...

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It was fabulous! Great cast, great punch lines, a real feel good movie. I loved the "bet" between mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

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Nice positive film!